Saturday, May 12, 2012

Power Rangers Super Samurai - The Master Returns - Episode Review

Jayden 'goes crazy' on the others during training and Jii takes him away to talk about it, he is still bothered about what Deker said. Jayden thinks he lost his warrior's edge. Xandred wants Dayu's Harmonium because he is uneasy, has a headache and his 'medicine' is not working. (Medicine in Shinkenger was Sake, liquor). Dayu wants to speed up the Harmonium to be fixed. Octoroo demands the Harmonium from Serattor and they go to Earth. Bulk and Spike want donuts and bump into Jii when he is getting snacks. Jii mentions Emily as his Drill Seargant and Bulk and Spike are scared. Octoroo says that Xandred's anger was crazy before Dayu came along, her music cured his pain, she was playing it in a forrest. We see him on Earth in the Forrest in the flashback. Serrator says Xandred is a weakling and he is just like him. He blasts Octoroo and Octoroo gets away, knowing Serrator was a traitor.

Dayu feels the Harmonium and runs off. Serrator needs to find a special spot to make a big hole in the world. The six Rangers confront him. Dayu attacks Serrator and he gets away. She figures he didn't want to fix it. Serrator says he wanted Deker, saying she was a pawn. She tries slicing him and he says it took 200 years for her to figure out he was a liar. The girls notice they are fighting. Dayu is no tmatch for Serrator. It seems too fast of a fight and probably was cut down from the original. Lights flash and it is because of Xandred, who is angry at Serrator and plans to go to the Earth. The sky goes dark and rocks collect. They hear Xandred. Serrator is afraid. Out of the rocks, come a red light and Xandred appears. Octoroo says he can dry up. The six are scared.

Xandred starts cracking and blasts at the six. He tries bonding him and Serrator escapes. The Harmonium falls. Xandred fights Jayden, he goes super and uses the Bullzooka but is beaten up. Jayden demorphs and the others comfort him. Xandred gets the Harmonium and is drying out. Xandred tells Dayu that if she swears alligance to him, he will fix it and he does so and tells her not to defy him again. She promises and is a happily reunited with her instrument. Octoroo sends Xandred home. Giant Moogers arrive. Kevin tells Emily to take care of Jayden. Kevin goes Super Mode and calls for the zords. 

Inside Claw Armor Megazord, Blue is Super Mega. Antonio summons the Bull Zord. Kevin goes Shogun Mode for the first time and it looks pretty in blue. They destroy the monsters and carry Jayden home. Mia just goes for water and not a first aid kit. Emily cries. Xandred dives in the river. Serrator takes over the ship and says the world will be his. Octoroo is against this.

Akibaranger 6

 Episode 7:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Polls: Colors you'd like for new Go-Buster and Akibarangers

Supposedly Akibaranger will be 12 episodes (Standard Japanese Comedy Series Length), you think we will get more Rangers? 
  57 (21%)
  72 (26%)
No More
  105 (39%)
  92 (34%)

Which colors would you want for another Akibaranger?
  158 (56%)
  119 (42%)
  103 (36%)
  83 (29%)
  78 (27%)
  120 (43%)
  123 (44%)

Do you realistically think there will be a fourth and/or a fifth Akibaranger? 

  182 (66%)
  90 (33%)

Would you be okay with only 5 Go-Busters like Abaranger and Gekiranger? 

  146 (51%)
  104 (36%)
  72 (25%)

What color would you want a sixth Go-Buster? 

  114 (40%)
  113 (40%)
  115 (40%)
  111 (39%)

Do you think realistically there will be a sixth Go-Buster?
  194 (74%)
  68 (25%)

To make an even 20 teams, which teams should be added (other than Goseiger) for a Gokaiger adaption into Power Rangers? (Regardless if Goseiger is adapted for 2013 or not)
  255 (80%)
  113 (35%)
  61 (19%)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Jetman SH FiguArts to be released in America and Canada?

 JEFusion report that Tamashii Nations' US distributor, Bluefin had announced on their official Facebook page that they'll be able to offer S.H. FiguArts Red Hawk in the US and Canada. S.H. FiguArts Red Hawk from Choujin Sentai Jetman will be released in Japan this August for 3675 yen.  Bluefin had stated that prices for the US release of these figures will be revealed later this week. S.H. FiguArts Red Hawk costs 3675 yen and will be shipped out on August 2012.

BlueFin is tied with Bandai, they are just the distributor. Bandai Japan makes it. But clearly Toei has to have a say in it. Since Saban doesn't own Jetman, I don't know officially but I personally think they have no say in it. Some fans do believe Saban has a say in it. For those new to Super Sentai, Chojin Sentai Jetman aired in 1991 and preceded Zyuranger, which became Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Red Hawk, Bouken Red and Deka Red are being released by SH FiguArts and being promoted by Akibaranger. No idea if there will be an Akibaranger logo in the packaging of Red Hawk. When the FiguArts of Shinken Red and Shinken Gold were released here in America, they had (still have) the original Japanese packaging. So most likely Red Hawk will have the same.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

40-DVD Collection of MMPR to Lost Galaxy announced!

 A few weeks ago Shout! Factory announced the first volume of DVDs of the first season will have 3 discs of 30 original episodes (10 hours). But now Shout! has announced that there will be a the 40-DVD collection of Power Rangers: Seasons One to Seven. The Box Set will be avaliable July 30, 2012 through Time Life's direct-response on-air TV campaign, as well as online. No word when the Box Set will be released. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season One, Volume Two 3-DVD set is slated to arrive on store shelves Fall 2012.

 The first multi-disc set to be released will be the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season One, Volume One 3-Dvd set, which will arrive in stores and will be available through select digital entertainment platforms on August 21, 2012. Suggested retail price of $19.93. All 145 original episodes from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Seasons One, Two and Three, plus the ten-episode series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Alien Rangers. It then continues on with Power Rangers: Seasons Four - Seven, featuring all of the original 183 episodes spanning the seasons entitled Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space and Power Rangers Lost Galaxy. In-depth bonus content includes: a retrospective featurette on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers phenomenon, brand-new interviews with members of the cast and the creative team and much more! news:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

How would a combo of Gokaiger and Goseigers work?

NOTE: This was written before we found out Goseiger suits and footage would be Megaforce in 2013 and Gokaiger suits and footage would be used for 2014.
There are rumors that Gokaiger and Goseiger might be mixed as one Power Rangers. I put a poll on this. [The following are just rumors and speculations, nothing set in stone]

The first poll I wrote was:
How would you feel if Goseiger suits were used with the Gokaiger concept for Power Rangers?
The options were 'sad,' 'mad,' 'horrible,' 'happy,' and 'don't know.' But the majority voted for 'happy' (on Monday May 7), led me to believe I wasn't clear with message. But once I made the second poll on Tuesday May 8, it was changed.

I don't think people understood the poll below. How would you feel if the Goseiger suits were used instead of Gokaiger for Power Rangers and they became past Rangers?
The options were same and the majority voted for horrible so far.

Why would Saban combine the two? One reason could be to utilize the Goseiger costumes but also do the 20th anniversary by having Goseiger suits and have them transform into past Power Rangers. And how would it happen? I don't know, there are a number of options but all the solutions I see are too time consuming and vastly unnecessary since everything is intertwined. 

 1. MMPR Season 2-Style
Power Rangers used the Zyuranger suits and weapons in season 2 and zords and monsters from Dairanger. They also used 'Zyu 2' footage combined with the Thunder Megazord in editing. They could have Goseiger suits and Gokaiger zords and monsters and re-shoot footage with Goseiger fight Gokaiger monsters and villains.
Cons: Sloppy editing and having to re-shoot a lot of stuff and either using Gokaiger or Goseiger monsters would be confusing. For example, if they use Goseiger monsters and Gokaiger villains or Gokaiger monsters and Goseiger monsters.

A. Goseiger suits and zords vs. Gokaiger monsters and villains
B. Goseiger suits and Gokaiger zords (including footage of Great Powers) vs. Goseiger monsters and villains
C. Goseiger suits and Gokaiger zords vs. Gokaiger monsters and villains (just make new cockpits)

2. All-Goseiger, just Gokaiger concept
They could use all the Goseiger footage (suits, weapons, zords, villains and monsters) and just have alumnis arrive and have tributes but without the Ranger Keys. They could add the Ranger Keys and footage of them transforming into past Rangers.
Cons: Using the Ranger Keys, they would have to use the Mobirates or make a new morpher that is Goseiger-like but used the Ranger Keys. 

A. All-Goseiger footage, no Ranger Keys, no transforming, just alumnis
B. All-Goseiger footage, change morphers to have Ranger Keys and transforms into past Rangers, Alumnis.
C. Same as B but also new footage of Ranger Keys in cockpits.

Everything is connected:
- The Ranger Keys are connected to the Gokaiger morpher Mobirates. They could make a new morpher that was Goseiger-like and didn't use the pirate-like Gokaiger symbol. (See #2 above).
- If they used the Goseiger suits and Gokaiger zords, the zords still have the pirate symbol and the Goseiger have animal heads.
- If they used Gokaiger monsters and villains, they would have to fight the Gokaiger zords or they do editing and have it like MMPR Season 2 (See #1 above).

I just think combining the two is horrid idea. This all sounds way complicated and too contrived and time consuming. But it is an idea that has crossed my mind. I don't think they would realistically do it. If they were so adamant in using the Goseiger footage, they would just have it all Goseiger.

-The names 'Mega Force' and 'Ultra Mega Force' being copyrighted last year. When they were copyrighted, fans concluded it would be Goseiger. Since Shinkenger was split into 'Samurai' for 2011 and 'Super Samurai' for 2012 and lasted 2 years, it would be logical to conclude that Saban would split the next one into two years as well and have Goseiger be split into 'Mega Force' and 'Ultra Mega Force.' Since Goseiger has Super Modes, it would make sense that would be used as 'Ultra Mega Force' like 'Super Samurai.' Plus Gokaiger has no super modes. (But that hasn't stopped Saban before. Re: Mega Mode)
- Current Cast sides for April and May Power Rangers casting still says 'Black Ranger.' In the castings held in October/November of 2011.
- Disney or Saban have never skipped a Sentai, each has been one after another.
Note: We now know Goseiger suits and footage was used for the first season of Megaforce in 2013. The suits will also be used for Super Megaforce.

- Toei is reported to be filming the Legacy War for Saban excluding non-Power Ranger Sentai. Why would this be asked to be done if Saban was going to adapt for Goseiger for 2013? Hold on to the footage for a year or two years going by the 'Ultra Mega Force' copyright. But just because the names are copyrighted doesn't mean they will be used. Hasbro regained rights to Jem and yet have anything to do with it. Many companies copyright names but don't use them.
- The casting sides out for April/May 2012 have concepts from Gokaiger
- The castings started in October of  2011 but was postponed for April 2012. They said because of the 20th Anniversary, they were elevating the seasons' creative to entirely new heights.
Note: We now know Gokaiger suits and footage are being used for season two of Megaforce in 2014. The Goseiger suits will also be used. They morph from Megaforce (Goseiger) to Super Megaforce (Gokaiger). Gokaiger monsters and footage will be used the most.